Fifty Years of Seismology of the Sun and Stars

In the last 50 years, helioseismology has made significant contributions to the knowledge of the Sun’s interior physics and has led the way to asteroseismology. We have now reached an era where more sophisticated questions are being asked to understand the subtle properties of the Sun and other stars due to the synoptic and high-resolution observations available from BISON, GONG and space missions such as SOHO, SDO, CoRot and Kepler. On this occasion, a workshop on the theme of “Fifty Years of Seismology of the Sun and Stars” is being organized to discuss the advances, reflect on the progress that has been made, and address new challenges. We plan to bring together helio- and asteroseismologists, theorists and observers in a journey that will take us from the interior of the Sun and its magnetism towards the structure of distant stars and activity cycles.

Topics include:

  • Historical perspective
  • Advances in observational technique
  • Solar structure and dynamics
  • Stellar activity and variability
  • Local helioseismology and helioseismic imaging
  • Numerical simulations of convections and waves
  • Seismology of the solar atmosphere
  • Requirements for future instrumentation
  • Prospects for future missions